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Posted on: March 18, 2020

CPD to modify some safety procedures

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.  – The COVID-19 pandemic has made it necessary for law enforcement to closely evaluate their procedures for conducting business.  

The Clarksville Police Department will continue to provide full service law enforcement for the citizens of Clarksville, but will be making some modifications to the way those services are provided for the protection of officers and the public’s safety.   

Calls for police service will continue to be processed through the 911 center and routed to officers for action.  Those calls for service which involve a violent crime or urgent response (e.g. domestics, assaults, break-ins, etc.) officers will be dispatched to the scene.  For those incidents which do not require immediate officer presence, are non-violent in nature, and may require a report, an officer will contact the citizen by phone to assist them.  It is fully understood situations are fluid and officer responses will be adjusted as needed to accommodate the need.

Effective at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, Clarksville Police precinct lobbies at 135 Commerce St., 1584 Vista Lane, and 211 Cunningham Lane will be closed to public access. Police reports will still be available online at police.records@cityofclarksville.com.  Precincts will be available by phone at 931-648-0656 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Some details -- such as contact numbers for general questions, methods to physically pick up police reports and conducting interviews – will be worked out and announced.

CPD’s dedication and desire to serve the community is not changing, but some common sense modifications are being made in light of the current environment.

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